Is SMS Over IMS That Important

2G and 3G have been sunset in few countries and other countries will be sunsetting them soon. VoLTE feature of LTE modules is necessary to be able to do calls over 4G without 2G/3G fallback need. Native SMS can be transmitted or received over 2G/3G circuit switched or packet switched. when 2G/3G are completely removed and we are left with 4G and 5G only. is the only way for SMS to continue is the use of IMS or are there any different solutions?

Thank you

For now, SMS will not be obsolete. 4G and 5G have their own mechanism for SMS